Jeanne Theoharis is a distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the author of numerous books and articles on the Black freedom struggle, including the recent, award-winning The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Three years ago, seeing the need for more spaces for the public to learn and discuss new work in Black history, she co-created a monthly series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with Sarah Lawrence professor Komozi Woodard. That series—Conversations in Black Freedom Studies—features a roundtable of scholars and writers on the first Thursday of each month on a topic in Black history, usually centered around a new book(s) in the field.

Theoharis has also worked as a faculty coleader in the Narrating Change, Changing Narratives research group of the 2014-2016 Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.


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